From my friends at Dulaang UP, an announcement on their latest season of stage plays:
Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (Dulaang UP), the University of the Philippines’ official performing theatre arts group, launches its 35th season with the theme “Return Engagement: Plays Deserving a Second Look” on July 22, 3:30 pm, at its improved home, the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theatre, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, Diliman, Quezon City.
Various DUP productions will be restaged, among them Orosman at Zafira on August 11-29, a musical hailed as 2008’s first great production with Dexter Santos as director and original music by Carol Bello; Shock Value..Take 2 on September 14 –October 3, which adds a new chapter to this exciting comedy that mirrors the wacky and controversial truth about showbiz life, with Floy Quintos as playwright and Alexander Cortez as director; Isang Panaginip na Fili on November 24-December 12, another powerful and compelling post-modern musicale of Rizal’s El Filibusterismo and nominated as the 22nd Aliw Awards Best Musical production under the direction of Floy Quintos with Cj Javier providing the music; and Amphitryon on February 16 to March 6, in a Filipino translation by Jerry Respeto based on Heinrich Von Kleist’s play with Josefina Estrella as the director.
Also, UP Playwrights’ Theatre on its 22nd season will present Floy Quintos’ new play Fake on May 4-13 at the Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan with Dulaang UP founder Tony Mabesa as director. Aside from these theatre productions, Dulaang UP has two upcoming fund-raising efforts: Backstage Sale with various Dulaang UP artists on July 27-30 at the College of Arts and Letters New Building and the launching of Friends of Dulaang UP on July 22.
For further details, please call telephone numbers (632) 9261349 and 9818500 x. 249 and telefax (632) 4337840.